Style Acre launches ‘Ways to Wellness’ campaign
We launched our latest campaign to encourage people we support and their staff to choose healthy lifestyle options today at our market garden today.
The day included sports, yoga and meditation sessions, a karate demonstration, a walk and stretches. There was an opportunity to make fruit kebabs, with produce donated by Didcot food bank charity SOFEA. We were able to learn about healthy lifestyles, and enjoy the beautiful gardens and vegetables, which we share with Sustainable Wantage and Wantage Day Services.
Campaign organiser and Quality Manager, Bev Segesdy said: “At Style Acre the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle are seen as key elements to people’s happiness and well-being. We are in the business of caring and we really care about the health of all people we support, and our employees”.
We already know that people with a learning disability have worse physical and mental health than people without a learning disability. A recent report found on average men die 13 years earlier and women 20 years earlier than the general population.
It is also widely known that being in work is good for people’s health and wellbeing; healthy and motivated workers are more likely to ‘go that extra mile’, take fewer sick days and provide commitment and creativity. We are asking everyone we support and all staff to make at least two commitments to improve their health and well-being.
The day was supported by staff from Harwell company Element Six, who are supporting us throughout the year. The Element Six team volunteered ad shared their skills with people we support.